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Monthly Archives: January 2005

In Conversation with Jason Robert Brown


I was fresh out of college when I met composer-lyricist-arranger-musical director-orchestrator-conductor-musician Jason Robert Brown. On that sweltering July evening, in a Greenwich Village cabaret, I remember thinking two things: first, that I was hearing a stunningly creative voice that would shine in the coming generation of writers; second, he looked like he would be a fun and interesting friend. Thirteen years later, both have proven happily true. With a Tony, Drama Desk, and New York Drama Critic’s Circle win under his belt for 1999’s Parade, a Tony nomination for 2003’s Urban Cowboy, Off-Broadway productions of The Last Five Years andRead More »